Kathmandu Coast to Coast media accreditation

All media attending the Kathmandu Coast to Coast multi-sport event must apply for accreditation.

A small targeted group of media with a national and international reach are hosted while other approved accredited media are authorised to attend the event in an official capacity.

Accredited media receive:

An accreditation pass that allows access to the following areas:
  • Finish line chute areas – designated media interview and work areas
  • Pre event media briefing at Kumara Racecourse – access to key athletes post briefing
  • Media helicopter flights (a safety briefing must be attended on Thursday in Kumara)*
  • Access to key parts of the course (strict guidelines must be followed in regard to road closures, cycling, mountain and river stages)
  • Access to media/sponsors car parking
  • Access to media work areas at key locations during the event; Klondyke Corner and New Brighton finish line (includes access to event wifi)

*Helicopter access is not guaranteed. Priority given to media with vision and imagery as a focus.

Key Information

All accredited media must wear their high-res bibs and/or lanyards. Media must respect all other road users. The competitors’ and public safety is paramount. The actions of media are a reflection on the event.

Media must not abuse their media profile or ignore the road rules. Media do not have any extra privileges or right of way. However, where possible, officials will make concessions for media and sponsor vehicles.

Accredited media receive build-up communication, including media releases and media leads, from the event’s Media Manager.

If you wish to be considered for media accreditation for the 2018 Coast to Coast please apply by 8 January 2018 by email to – please cc in; answering the following questions below - after key dates.

Once received, applications will be considered and you will be notified as to whether you have been granted media accreditation for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

Key dates

  • Media accreditation closes MONDAY 8 January 2018
  • Kumara Racecourse; media accreditation sign in: Thursday 8 February 2.30pm
  • Kumara Racecourse; Media briefing: panel discussion Thursday 8 February 3.30pm
  • Kumara Racecourse; Media helicopter safety briefing: Thursday 8 February time TBC
  • Greymouth; hosted media dinner, Paroa Hotel (TBC): Thursday 8 February
  • Kumara Beach Two Day event race: Friday 9 February
  • Kumara Beach One Day event race start: Saturday 10 February
  • Prize giving Sunday Addington Raceway: Sunday 11 February

Media accreditation will close on MONDAY 8 January 2018.

Media enquiries: please contact John McKenzie at enthuse media & events
021 384 730


Please fill out the following: (print off, scan and send back):

First name 

Last name 

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If you are a freelance journalist/photographer please advise which media outlet you have been confirmed to work for at the event. Please supply us with as much information as possible in the section below. Not supplying this information when applying may lead to your application being rejected.



Title working for 

Type Journalist/Photographer/Broadcast Media

Where will your work from this event be used? Please include relevant media titles, website addresses and audience figures. 


*Media accreditation is granted subject to your acceptance of any terms and conditions relating to those listed below and any additional terms described in the media manual which will be distributed before the event.

Terms & Conditions

1. Completion of the application form does not guarantee acceptance.

2. Accreditation may be revoked at any time if your conduct does not meet the expected standards as communicated to you by the event organisers or race officials before and during the event.

3. The Kathmandu Coast to Coast may require media attending the event to demonstrate that they have a minimum of $1 million public liability cover whilst working at the event. By applying for media accreditation for the Coast to Coast you are declaring that you will be able to provide evidence of such cover should it be requested.

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